Amsterdam is a great city to visit. Although its dozens of canals have been photographed many times (some call the city the ‘Venice of the North‘) under all angles, you’ll always find something interesting to shoot, whether it is its traditional architecture (where houses have hooks on their top which once were used as goods-lifts), boats cruising along the canals, or the Rijks Museum, for instance.
Just don’t do photos or films in the city’s Red Light District called De Wallen, simple advice…
Amsterdammers of all ages use the city’s most popular transportation system : their bike ! If you visit, you’ll get to see bikes of all kinds parked along the canals. Literally, they’re everywhere, by thousands ! Thus, you don’t want to forget bike-riders have the priority on pedestrians, therefore you better not walk on a bike lane.
Apart from its Coffee Shops, the city, as well as the whole country, is also kind of famous for one of its specialities : cheese (Gouda being on top). You’ll see lots of cheese retailers all around the city, trying to attract customers by displaying some of their biggest pieces.
The Museumplein is a place located in the south of the City where you’ll find the Rijks Museum (displaying a collection of the finest Dutch School paintings, among others), the contemporary art museum called the Stedelijk Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum.
Underneath is an example of what you may see when visiting the Stedelijk Museum. Four artists like this young lady were streching out on the floor, moving really slowly.
Amsterdam has lots of nice places where it is possible to admire the architecture richness of the city.
Some more bike photos to finish !